Ron and Marie live in the country near Dixon in Central Missouri. Ron works as a community development consultant, and Marie raises and sells parrots.
They became dancers because a good friend was persistent over several years in inviting them to take lessons. They have been square dancing for about 11 years. Due to the persistence of other friends, they now also enjoy Round and Contra dancing.
They are active in their state dance federation and hope to encourage many more people to share their love of dancing. Additionally, they have helped with the exhibitions at the last two National Conventions gaining much needed experiences for their role in Kansas City.